Berry trifle


Berry trifle

How good does this white Christmas pudding cheesecake look? Putting a spin on traditional Christmas pudding, it’s the perfect sweet treat for the whole family to indulge on this festive season.



1 sponge cake, about 25cm x 25cm
750g strawberries (about 3 punnets) hulled and halved plus a few extra to garnish
½ cup orange juice
250g blueberries, plus a few extra to garnish
3 cups custard
2 cups mascarpone
½ lemon, finely grated zest only
1 small handful candied petals to garnish


  1. Cut sponge into 4cm cubes and arrange half in the base of a large serving bowl.
  2. Place 2 punnets of strawberries, orange juice and liqueur, if using, in a blender and whizz to combine.
  3. Drizzle half over the sponge in the serving bowl, then layer over half the cut strawberries and blueberries.
  4. Whizz together custard, mascarpone and lemon zest.
  5. Layer half over the berries, then top with another layer of sponge and the remaining strawberry puree, cut strawberries and blueberries.
  6. Top with a second layer of custard mixture then sprinkle with extra berries and candied petals to serve.

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